Latest NY Region News from the NY Times
- Juice WRLD, the Young Rapper, Confronts Death at a Brooklyn Cemetery
Catacombs, famous headstones and a place to deposit secrets. “What is this?” he said. “The gates of Hell?”
- Clare Bronfman Is Expected to Plead Guilty in Nxivm ‘Sex Cult’ Case
The heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune is one of two women scheduled to enter pleas in the racketeering case against the cultlike group that branded members.
- Subway Chief May Quit Over Tensions With Cuomo, Colleagues Fear
Andy Byford, the transit executive hired to rescue New York City’s floundering subways, has clashed with the governor over management of the system.
- Police Officer Wounded in Wild Shootout in Upper Manhattan
Two officers cornered a man with a gun in a parking lot, who fired at them. The man was fatally shot and one officer was wounded.
- Chinese Immigrants Are Converting to Catholicism. Local Churches Have Adapted.
The night before Easter is a traditional time to complete the sacraments of initiation. In New York, many Chinese immigrants are baptized into the church and experience religious freedom for the first …
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- 'Decades of denial': major report finds New Zealand's environment is in serious trouble
Nation known for its natural beauty is under pressure with extinctions, polluted rivers and blighted lakes A report on the state of New Zealand’s environment has painted a bleak picture of catastrophi …
- Critically endangered kākāpō – the world's fattest parrot – has record breeding season
Just 147 adult kākāpō are alive today in their native New Zealand, but scientists hope their fortunes are turning aroundThe world’s fattest species of parrot has had a record-breaking breeding season …
- New Zealand suffers egg shortage as farmers scramble to go free-range
Supermarkets are struggling with supply as the nation’s hen flock decreases and demand for eggs soarsNew Zealand is in the grip of an egg shortage as the industry undergoes a massive period of disrupt …
- Jacinda Ardern and Red Cross lock horns over publication of nurse's kidnap in Syria
New Zealand prime minister unhappy that details of Lousia Akavi’s abduction were made public by the aid agencyThe revelation that a New Zealand nurse has been detained in Syria for five years has prom …
- New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi, kidnapped in Syria, may be alive, Red Cross says
The 62-year-old’s identity has been revealed in an attempt to secure her release after the fall of the last Isis strongholdA New Zealand nurse kidnapped in Syria more than five years ago may still be …
- Sriwhana Spong review – telling tales of Bali with PG tips and a GoPro
Spike Island, BristolThe New Zealand artist uses the story of her grandfather’s final painting to explore the effects of colonialism … with a little help from her gamelan orchestraIn a low-lit bedro …
- In John Cameron Mitchell’s Podcast, a Rock Musical That’s All in Your Head
“Anthem: Homunculus” is a six-hour, 10-episode epic about a man and his teratoma. The tumor sings. As do Glenn Close, Patti LuPone and Cynthia Erivo.
- Critic’s Pick: Review: In ‘Hillary and Clinton,’ Codependence, and, Yes, Camaraderie
As a born-to-lose presidential contender, Laurie Metcalf is exasperation incarnate in Lucas Hnath’s play, which also stars John Lithgow.
- 15 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
- Big City: ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Criticizes Capitalism, at $2,000 a Seat
A sold-out play casts the investment bank as the villain, but lets the plutocrat audience off easy.